WATCH! San Diego Auto Show Episode 3…

San Diego Auto Show EPISODE 2…

This episode features Show Head Honcho Kevin Leap, Master Car Shiner Johnny Wood and Dennis Garcia of SONY… Watch!

KID’S DAY at San Diego draws thousands of squirts…

Man, o’ man, there were like…, a million kids in this show yesterday for Mazda Kid’s Day. And to celebrate, we held a Car Design Contest! The winner will be chosen this week, but… what do they win?

A day with me at Picture Car Warehouse, driving cool movie cars, lunch and all sorts of behind the scenes fun. But the day went off like crazy because Ronald McDonald showed up in our booth and did a show! It was nuts!

And that, my friends is what doing an Auto Show is all about. Fun, Cars and Kids… of all ages.

Big thanks to Kevin Leap, Amy Foley and their team for putting on a spectacular show this year. And if you think 2012 was cool, then 2013 will knock the socks off a Wackoo. (As soon as I figure out what a wackoo is.) 😉

Back to LA this morning… Because something cool is coming…

San Diego Auto Show hits full steam ahead…

Crazy… Pandemonium… Car Insanity… It’s just plain nuts.

Congratulations to Ted Avey for winning the cool Mad Group Fireball Tim Beach Cruiser! You earned it, buddy! And big thanks to all the intervieweeeeees including SD Fire Chief Xavier! The show’s gonna be awesome because of you guys!

Last night was NEW YEARS at the Hard Rock Hotel, so we got our gussied on and went rocking with the VIPs. “Very Insane Peeps.” And it was exactly that. The wait for the elevators was 10 minutes and there were “interesting” people out doing all kinds of badness. There was even an elevator brawl. I managed to escape at 12:10 due to the fact that there’s still one day of the show left today. It’s Kid’s Day at the SD Auto Show. And that’s… my favorite day.

San Diego Auto Show keeps getting better…

Wow. Insane show… and it just keeps getting better. No time to write ’cause I gotta get back at it. But check out these rides, peeps and the fun. Especially my new buddy, Dakota. She’s a car nut!

San Diego Auto Show OFFICIALLY OPENS

First day of the show…. YIKES! There were peeps everywhere and it was like a pack of wild dogs hungry for automotive coolness. Regardless of the stanchions, people were climbing in, over and around cars like crazy. One lady even got ejected from the show for pullin’ a Dukes of Hazzard on our cool Caddy. (Security had their hands full, man…)

But smiles were abundant from kids of all ages. And by 8pm, we were wasted since we started interviews at 6:40am. I hit the sack like a potato machine gun. Rat-a-Tat-Tater-Tot… (Wow, that’s kinda funny. I’ll have to build me one of those…)

Check out this awesome Tractor Wheel Chair! Imagine one black with flames… ahhhhh…..

What’s up for today? The Hollywood Garage is goin’ off, yo!!

 

San Diego Auto Show DAY 2: The Cars…

Today, our buddy Oscar delivered several cars from Picture Car Warehouse to the show for the event, along with the Vision and a couple other beasts. Some serious firepower. Gearin’ up for one of the coolest Auto Shows ever, as there’s never been more movie cars like this before in one place. And this is the tip of the iceberg… ’cause wait until you see 2013. …Aychewow-wow…

San Diego Auto Show DAY 1: The Set-up

Officially DAY 1 ends in a hoopla of activity as we set up the booth, rolled in the Caddy and Tahoe and watched the Convention Center go from a bustling city to a ghost town by 6pm. We were the last ones out, but that took a while because there were cool car distractions, dangit! Above… Booth Babes Ally and Kim Wood were pounding RaceDeck for hours, and now they have Ahnuld Muscles. Doooooosh….

The set looks awesome, thanks to Christopher’s team of Lifetime Oil Filter and our team of… misfits. Then, we headed out to Gaslamp Town and to the Spaghetti Factory for dinner… only to hear them say it was a 1.5 hour wait! Not. Pasta out… Fish In.

We hit Nobu for some Sushi stuff instead. Instant table. Instant food… and goooooood. Check out that crazy salad. And look what we found afterwards in a local market!

It’s 5am as I write this and the view from the Omni is peaceful and quiet. As Master Chief said in GI Jane… “Welcome to a brand new day.”

Today… the CARS, man.

SAN DIEGO AUTO SHOW Roll in begins tomorrow…

T-Minus 2 days before the SDAS launches full steam ahead. And prep is essential when you have a booth with a dozen vehicles. So, in the morning we head out with KING TAHOE and our 556hp Cadillac V-Wagon to haul ass, um,… I mean haul our stuff to the show.

But this party is gonna be goin’ off as the boys of Lifetime Oil Filter are settin’ up a suite at the Hard Rock with our own Rock N’ Roll Chef, Billy. And he’s a mad hatter if there ever was one in the kitchen. Our Coordination SuperHeroine Robbin is gonna see to it that I stay focused and “in tune.” And she’s a badass, so don’t mess with her schedule. 😉

The team of LOF will be in full force, smilin’ their pearly whites as they roll in the BIGGEST VAN on the planet along with the DragChairs. And Picture Car Warehouse will be truckin’ in 8 supreme beasts, all to make The Hollywood Garage the coolest booth on the planet. John Misumi from VISION is bringin’ an orange concept pocket rocket and our “Kid’s Car Design Contest” will be sick…

Stay tuned tomorrow for SHOTS FROM THE SHOW!!

KING TAHOE gets final touches before San Diego…

T-Minus 10 days before we hit the San Diego Auto Show with KING TAHOE. Final touches are being handled by Sponsor StickerCity here in LA. Doing the tint and logo thang. Gonna be a great show along with about a dozen other cars including the movie cars from “IN TIME,” Cadillac’s 500hp 2012 CTS-V Wagon featured next in Ride Along, Kenny Wayne Shephard’s Charger courtesy of Picture Car Warehouse and the 2 million dollar concept from Vision Industries.

We’ll also have the DragChairs for the show, the massive Lifetime Oil Filter Van and several other surprises including a Kid’s Car Design Contest. See the Press Release here. Hope to see some of you there!